The community in Glenholt has rallied round to try to save their Post Office and shop after it had to close suddenly two weeks ago. There is now a public meeting to talk about the future of the shop and Post Office this Monday 14 January at 6.30pm at St Anne’s Church. I’m urging local people to be there. Sign up at:

I’d really like to thank Denise Mills and all her helpers in Glenholt and Glenholt Park for getting a petition together, collecting signatures in the cold weather and going door to door with it. Over 500 people have signed either on paper or online. I’ve written to the Chief Executive of the Post Office and had a response, and we’re hopeful that there will be a temporary Post Office up and running soon.

I’m happy I was able to help Denise out by setting up the public meeting for Monday. This week, I’ve also had meetings already with local Councillor Chris Mavin, local business people and residents in Glenholt.

As well as letting people know where we have got to, I really want to hear from Glenholt people about their ideas, to make sure we continue to have a shop and Post Office here for the long term. Some people have been talking about a community-owned business, for instance, or making sure that whoever might take over the shop knows what Glenholt would like from it.

The shop and Post Office are absolutely vital. I’ll be there on Monday with Cllr Chris Mavin to hear what we can do to help Glenholt keep its shop and Post Office open. Do please come along.

Link to Public Meeting Facebook event:

Link to online petition: